We look forward to welcoming you to Maynooth University to start your programme of study in January and February 2021.

This webpage, along with the After You Arrive webpage, will be your main resources and will detail the preparations that Maynooth University is making to facilitate your safe arrival in Ireland during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Please understand that government advice could change at any time – if this happens, we will inform you. Incoming international students must comply with any requirements currently in place by the Irish authorities in respect of international travel.

Our 'Pre-Arrival Guide' will be updated regularly to provide you with key information, advice and guidance on preparing for life in Ireland. 

If you are an international student preparing to arrive, or return, to Maynooth University for the second semester in January 2021 then you should read all the information both in the pre-arrival guide and below carefully and regularly check back to this webpage for updated information.

You will also find information about the response of the Maynooth University community to the Covid-19 pandemic, and links to useful resources.





  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or if you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 please do not travel to Ireland.

    • ​Please also remember to make sure to bring your laptop or similiar device with you as these devices will be essential for your studies particularly for the Orientation events and sessions.